Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Stabbing in Ponevezh

What is happening to the great Ponevezh?

Jerusalem Post:

...Meanwhile Wednesday,
a 20-year-old Ponevezh Yeshiva student was severely beaten and stabbed by a number of assailants. Police said the youth, from Jerusalem, was attacked inside the yeshiva building and evacuated to Sheba Hospital in moderate condition.
The stabbing, police said, appeared to be part of an internal turf war at the prestigious Lithuanian yeshiva, which has been torn apart recently by rivaling rabbis fighting for control of the institution.
However, Ponevezh yeshiva students denied police claims that the incident was related to the ongoing feud between rabbinic camps vying for control of the yeshiva.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 11:56 PM


Blogger Pragmatician said...

I can't belive this is what it has come to, please let it not be true.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Harry Maryles said...

What a sad commentary on the Yeshiva world when its premier Yeshiva in Israel has sunk this low. How could this happen? Who is responsible and why is it allowed to continue?

6:01 PM  
Blogger Romach said...

R' Harry,

Probably because it wasn't dealt with when the fights began. There's always someone willing to push the borders a bit. If fighting is allowed, someone will take it a little farther. And so, it comes to this.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First make sure the facts are clear. There is a discussion at It may not be so simple.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Romach said...


Re-read the post. There were 2 stories in the JPost article. Yeshiva Orthodoxy didn't say the bochur was killed, and it seems clear that he was discussing the last two paragraphs, the story about Ponevezh

12:24 AM  

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